Kumho's Latest All-Season Tyre Honoured With Prestigious Award
By Maddy Price
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:10
Kumho’s latest all-season tyre, the Solus HA31, has been accorded one of the much-coveted Japanese Good Design Awards. So too has the Kumho Eco Sense SE11 – a pattern specifically designed for environmentally friendly and electric vehicles but which, unlike the HA31, is not currently available on the UK market.
The ideal all-weather choice for all sizes of passenger car
Solus HA31 has now all but replaced the Solus Vier KH21 in the UK; though the older pattern is currently still available in some sizes. HA31 is the ideal choice for drivers of all sizes of passenger car seeking optimum performance and reliability in all weathers. It features lateral grooves for enhanced wet road performance, honeycomb structure 3D sipes for optimum traction on snowy surfaces, a directional tread pattern with S-SBR technology for an exceptional balance between wet grip, fuel economy and wear rate, and reinforced centre rib and tread blocks for improved braking performance.
HA31 is available in sizes 13 to 17 inch, and a recent addition of eight new fitments in 16 and 17 inch sizes has brought the current total number of options to around 60. Kumho is an established supplier of cold and all-weather tyres for the more traditional winter tyre markets of Scandinavia and Central Europe, where its comprehensive range of products is very highly regarded.
A golden period of recognition
These latest accolades cap a golden period of recognition for Kumho, whose products have recently received tributes from all three of the world’s top design forums – the Red Dot (Germany), iF International Forum Design (Germany) and IDEA (United States) – and won two prizes at the Green Good Design Awards 2016 held in the United States. The latter were for the aforementioned Eco Sense SE11 and another new Kumho pattern aimed environmentally-friendly and electric vehicle markets, the WATTRUN VS31, which will become available on the UK market this December.